RESCHEDULED EVENT. First tour is at 9 but doesn't jive well with time for lunch!
Let's meet at 9:45 for the 10 a.m. tour.
TOUR IS FREE :) YOU CAN PURCHASE PRODUCTS AT END OF TOUR.
IF YOU WANT TO BRING A GUEST PLEASE EMAIL ME, WE LIKE TO OFFER SPOTS TO MEMBERS FIRST AND THEN IF THERE IS ROOM WELCOME GUEST:)
PLEASE ONLY RSVP IF YOU CAN MAKE IT, IF YOUR NOT SURE PLEASE HOLD OFF ON RSVP'ING UNTIL YOU KNOW YOU CAN:)
LET'S VISIT A LOCAL MAPLE SUGAR HOUSE: TURTLE LANE MAPLE FARM, 25 TURTLE LANE, NORTH ANDOVER, MA 01880
Local maple syrup and honey is best for those of you with allergies!
Let's hit CHINA BLOSSOM for lunch afterwards, no rsvp's needed so it makes it easier. If you can make it after the sugar shack, if not that is fine:)
When arriving park as close to snow banks as possible, leaving road wide enough for cars. The shack is behind the hourse, follow path back.....IT MAY BE MUDDY SO WEAR APPROPRIATE SHOES/BOOTS.
We’re a family of 6 who have discovered this as a great new way to enjoy and explore the wonders of nature. Kathy’s from suburban Chicago, so this is all new and fascinating for her. Paul is from New Hampshire, and his love for maple sugaring began many years ago when this was an experiment that he did in his mom’s kitchen…with nearly fatal results! We don’t recommend doing this indoors due to the impact it will have not only on the kitchen, it’s appliances and wallpaper, but on other parts of the house as well…talk to Paul’s mom for more details on that!
We have four kids: Siobhan, Meaghan & Kara Murphy and Kaleigh Boulanger. They started us in this hobby several years ago when Paul hosted a trip to New Hampshire for Maple weekend. We visited several sugar houses, and the girls begged us to try this at home. So, we tapped the red maples we had on our property, and boiled sap on the barbecue grill in our back yard. This has grown over the years to a more formal “back-yard” operation, complete with a professional evaporator and a sugar house.
We invest our time, money and passion to teach our children and now the North Andover community, more about agriculture and some of the wonders of nature. Although 250 years ago life revolved around farming, today people rarely think beyond the grocery store. This hobby gives us the opportunity to get in touch with where our food comes from and gaining a greater appreciation for the wonders of nature. You will see us about town as we tap trees and collect sap on a daily basis.
We would love to share this hobby with you or a group you belong to. Contact us at the link below or at[masked] if you are interested in arranging a tour. We’re located at 25 Turtle Lane in North Andover – second house on the right. When we boil we put a sign out at the intersection of Salem Street and Turtle Lane. We welcome visitors, so feel free to stop by if you’d like to see our operation. When you arrive, just park in the street and walk around the house to the back yard where you’ll see the sugar house. C’mon in and check it out!